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Posted on March 29 at 11:40 a.m.

I've been to the casino once when I went to see a show there. What a depressing, grim place! None of the fun party atmosphere of a Vegas casino. Just a bunch of frowning, chain smoking people sitting around feeding slot machines money. I overheard some City College guys talking about what they do on the weekends. They're too young to get into nightclubs so they hang out at the Chumash Casino and Spearmint Rhino. Good times.

On Chumash Want More Gamblers and Guests

Posted on February 4 at 3:51 p.m.

A perfect match. Both have what they deserve. And a new reality TV show in the making.

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Posted on January 29 at 9:52 p.m.

Tourism is what SB does. It's a relatively clean industry. 50,000 visitors that didn't come by car. I like it!

On Study Examines Cruise Ship Economic Impact

Posted on December 19 at 10:06 a.m.

I haven't tried Uber yet but I am very intrigued. I've had a lot of bad taxi experiences in SB over the years. Rude drivers, cars that don't seem safe, and drivers that don't know their way around town or take the long way if they think I'm a tourist. I hate that when I take a cab to or from the Airport I never know if it's going to cost $25 or $45. And I know a few women who say they are afraid to get into a taxi alone. A lot of the drivers creep them out. I don't blame them. The taxi industry in this town has gotten bad. Maybe Uber will shake things up a bit.

On Uber Taxi App a Fit for Santa Barbara?

Posted on October 25 at 11:17 a.m.

Personally I don't give a sh*t about pot one way or the other. But I do care about the destruction of our wild places that happen at these grow sites. And the fact that there are criminals with loaded guns living out there and guarding their plots. They have a lot to lose if they are caught.

On Two Men To Be Sentenced For Marijuana Grow

Posted on October 2 at 11:29 a.m.

Trader Joe's doesn't use plastic bags and everyone is fine with it. Costco doesn't use ANY bags and everyone is fine with it. Macy's and all the other dept. and clothing stores don't use the cheap fly away plastic bags and everyone is fine with it. I predict life as we know it will continue on just fine without the plastic bags that have outlived their value. And hopefully I won't be seeing them blow around the streets of downtown anymore.

On City Council Enacts Plastic Bag Ban

Posted on September 7 at 9:39 a.m.

I too understand the parking frustration. BUT, those of us who live in these downtown neighborhoods don't think our streets should be the parking lot for all the State St. employees either. As far as Canon Perdido St. is concerned I'm not sure what you're talking about. I've worked on W. Canon Perdido for 18 years and it's always been restricted parking. Take away the restricted parking and you will find zero places to park your car. Just like on Sundays.

On Loco over Parking

Posted on August 12 at 11:49 a.m.

Pedophile/rapist does not equal sex addiction. What a lame excuse.

On Youth Pastor To Be Sentenced for Sex Crimes

Posted on August 7 at 7:08 p.m.

So McDonald's wants to decrease the indoor lines with an outdoor line of idling cars and more traffic? I say no.

On Will McDonald's Drive-Thru Supersize Traffic?

Posted on August 6 at 2:34 p.m.

Is the Botanic Garden now referring to itself at "The Garden"? It's kind of confusing. The plans for the meadow sound beautiful! Except for the use of herbicides. I hope the meadow revival can be done without using poison there in our mountains and so close to Mission Creek.

On The Garden Announces Two-Year Restoration Project Underway to Bring Iconic Meadow Back to Its Historic Roots

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